Emma Lazarus

(22 July 1849 – 19 November 1887 / New York City / United States)

Emma Lazarus Poems

81. Influence 1/3/2003
82. In The Jewish Synagogue At Newport 1/3/2003
83. Sympathy 1/3/2003
84. Chopin 1/3/2003
85. A June Night 4/16/2010
86. City Visions 1/3/2003
87. Marriage Bells 1/3/2003
88. Age And Death 4/16/2010
89. Success 1/3/2003
90. 1492 1/3/2003
91. Assurance 1/3/2003
92. Life And Art 1/3/2003
93. Destiny 1/3/2003
94. Echoes 1/3/2003
95. The New Colossus 1/3/2003

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The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the ...

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Marriage Bells

Music and silver chimes and sunlit air,
Freighted with the scent of honeyed orange-flower;
Glad, friendly festal faces everywhere.
She, rapt from all in this unearthly hour,
With cloudlike, cast-back veil and faint-flushed cheek,
In bridal beauty moves as in a trance
Alone with him, and fears to breathe, to speak,
Lest the rare, subtle spell dissolve perchance.
But he upon that floral head looks down,

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